Queen reveals ‘sincere wish’ for Camilla before her death

The royal family have had numerous title changes in the wake of the Queen’s death at age 96.

Now that Prince Charles has ascended to the throne as King, his wife Camilla will now be known as Queen Consort.

The Queen and Camilla Parker-Bowles sit in a cart wearing large hats and smiling.
Camilla is stepping into a new role after the Queen's death. Photo: Getty

Buckingham Palace released a statement about Her Majesty's death that read: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and return to London tomorrow.”

The former Duchess of Cornwall steps into her new role after receiving a blessing from Her Majesty earlier this year.


The late Queen Elizabeth II announced in February 2022 that it was her ‘sincere wish’ for Camilla to have the title of Queen Consort in the future.

Queen Consort is the name given to the spouse of a ruling king, which means that the royal will be known as Queen Camilla going forward.

Charles and Princess Anne were the first at the late Queen’s bedside in Balmoral, as they were already in Scotland.

Charles was in Dumfries, which is just a four-hour drive from the Scottish castle.

Camilla Parker-Bowles and Prince Charles smile for the camera
Camilla received a blessing from Her Majesty earlier this year. Photo: Getty

William and Kate’s new role

This comes after Prince William and Kate Middleton’s new titles were unveiled.

William and Kate will now be known as the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge.

The couple’s title change was announced on social media, with people noticing the new addition to their account names.

King Charles previously held the Duke of Cornwall title, along with the Prince of Wales.

It’s likely that William will receive the Prince of Wales title in the future, if Charles chooses to bestows it on his son.

While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have stepped down from royal duties, with Charles’ new role, their children may become Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.

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